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[SOLD]Time to go GT-Four


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Yep, its for sale. Some of you may have spied it at meets, a few lucky ones got a passenger ride :thumbs: :lol:
 
History of the Car
Previous owner bought the car into the country in 2009 (I have photos of it in its condition on arrival) and upgraded the car with it kept in a lock up until 2015 when he sold it on to me. He was a wealthy car collector and was selling it to move onto another project (Escort Cosworth imported from Dubai). I have owned the car since April 2015 and have been constantly working on improving the car with both big and small changes. 
 
Reason for Sale
I am looking to sell as I would like to get back into a VX220 and after having this car for four years feel its time to move on - I usually only keep my cars for around 10-12 months and move on quickly to the next one, I have owned this one nearly 4 years now to give you some idea of how much this car meant to me. 
 
The Details
I have a lot of paperwork with the car, original manuals etc. as well as two folders full of receipts for parts since its import in 2009. The car is located in Richmond Surrey, viewing times can be done evenings, weekends and on some week days if I am working from home. Have two keys and two working alarm fobs. There is a blip with the mileage - the clocks failed at 109,791KM these were replaced with used clocks showing 60,072KM and now shows 89,100KM, so total distance is 140,000KM or circa 92,000M. Previous owner did very few miles, I purchased in April 2015 and average around 5000KM per year (aside from 2018 when I drove it across Europe) all of which can be corroborated with the MOT history. The car hits 24 years old next month. The car is for sale priced £9000 no swaps thanks.
 
The car drives really well with no issues or hesitations, I have in my ownership done two big road trips - I drove the North Coast 500 in 2016 with the Zed club here and a European trip down to Italy via France/Switzerland in 2018 and the car was great. The only problem that arose was one of the top mounts failed on the way back from Italy hence the replacement upon my return. Otherwise the car is great for road trips as its comfortable on motorways but nicely focused on mountain/country roads with its 4WD.
 
Full details can be found below, I have also a website for the car here http://celicast205.strikingly.com/ which is slightly out of date but you can see more images of work done over the 4 years of ownership. I have a most up to date video here https://youtu.be/eQajFYp-CPA. I hope from the below you can see the amount of time and money poured into the car, there are only a handful of ST205 Celica GT-Fours left in the country and at a recent Ace Cafe meet of around 40 cars mine came in 2nd overall.
 
Interior
Front and Back Leather Seats
Leather three spoke steering wheel
Aluminium handbrake
Aluminium Custom GT-Four gear knob
Aluminium dial rings
Aluminium plasti-dip coated console and dash
Replaced all LEDs in dash 
Nicoman bespoke car mats (www.nicoman.co.uk)
JVC double din touchscreen head unit (BT compatible with mic installed)
Pioneer 8 inch front speakers (80 RMS)
Alpine 6.5 inch rear speakers (50 RMS) 
Installed Dashcam
Thatcham Cat 1 approved Alarm and Immobiliser with certificate with remote central locking (x2 Fobs both working)
Factory sunroof
Factory chrome kick plates
Custom aluminium GT4 door latch covers
 
Suspension/Wheels/Brakes
KYB shocks
Tein lowered springs
Front top mounts replaced
Rota GTR 18x8 et35 alloy wheels with diamond cut lip
5mm spacers all round
Vredestein Vorti tyres
Extended stainless steel wheel nuts
Refurbished brake calipers including pistons and seals
Braided brake lines
Camber control links changed
Anti Roll Bar links changed
EBC red stuff pads
EBC grooved brake discs
Setup and Geo at Wheels in Motion
 
Exterior
Rear TRD style spats
TRD style side skirts
C-One full front bumper replacement
Toyota optional extra rear visor (highly sought after)
Black front grill and bonnet vent
Clear side repeaters 
Facelift (clear indicators) rear lights
Black badges all round
WRC riser blocks and rear spoiler
Bosch wiper blades and refurbished wiper arms
Gloss black vinyl roof (paint underneath is good have photos)
UK spec number plates front and back
 
Engine/Mechanical
Stock engine, no boost devices in use or ever have been to my knowledge
Silicone hose replacements Air and Water
Aftermarket three point front strut bar
ABS and slam panel covers
Custom aluminium GT-Four battery stay
Shortened throttle cable
New gear linkage bushes
New battery installed
HKS blow off valve with two inserts for different noise levels
Fensport Air Con, PAS, Cambelt, Waterpump, Thermostat, Distributor cap, Rotor arm, Silicone plug leads all changed around 20k miles ago
K&N panel filter (comes with cleaning kit)
3 inch straight through exhaust with decat down pipe
Dyno'd at 280.9bhp at Surrey Rolling Road
 
Care routine
Gyeon Bathe+ regular wash
Soft99 Fusso wax
Clayed and polished (Menzerna/Gyeon) using a DA machine polisher
GTechniq glass water repellent on all windows
Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel iron remover and wax on wheels
Serviced every 5000 miles/6 months (Millers engine oil, OEM Toyota oil filter, Air filter clean etc.) 
I am fastidious about cleaning the car both inside and out and have a large trunk and cabinet full of products I use regularly to keep the red, really red.
 
Bad Points
Slight mark on the passenger side rear wing which I will have to point it out for you to notice it
Clutch has a squeak when pressed when its cold, it goes away when warmed up
Some marks on boot lid under the rear spoiler, again will point them out as they are not obvious
Boot carpet has a small hole in it (size of a penny coin) where previous owner cut a hole to put a wire through
 
I also have a deep scratch on the rear drivers side panel, I have had it costed by TGM to be done but happy to knock a bit off the price (no more than the nominal cost to get it done) if you want to take the car as is. Can supply pictures of the scratch for reference.
 
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Can personally vouch for how gorgeous this car is and it's condition after meeting Coldel on the NC500 trip a couple of years ago, stunning car and very well looked after by Col. Sad to read you're parting company with her mate. GLWTS, hope she goes to someone as enthusiastic as you were.

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